Director HRIS


About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the online store. Express, Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please vis it and for more information about our brands, please visit , or .


Note: This role is eligible for remote work within the U.S.

The Director HRIS (human resources information system) is a strategic, hands-on leader responsible for providing strategic direction for HR technology and the HRIS team. The Director HRIS is responsible for ensuring all of the Company's HRIS policies and programs are competitive, sustainable, scalable, and have an impact on the long- and short-term performance of the organization.
  • Drives strategy for HR systems, including integrations and data integrity for HCM/HRIS, Recruiting, Onboarding, Compensation, Learning, Talent and Reporting. This includes the maintenance and improvements of current systems, as well as recommendations for new technology.
  • Provides workforce reporting and analytics to identify trends and inform decision making.
  • Collaborates with HR leadership to develop systems and process roadmaps to support all stakeholders.
  • Partners with Compensation to deliver and maintain compensation framework including position management, grade structure and mass changes.
  • Optimizes HRIS systems creating opportunities for automation and the reduction of manual processes.
  • Works collaboratively with Express Technology counterparts on releases/upgrades, testing, security roles, integrations, and other shared systems.
  • Communicates and builds strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders at multiple levels from end users to executives regarding upcoming projects, resource requirements, timelines, and project participation.
  • Monitors technology trends in HRIS to anticipate and prepare for future or emerging HR technology solutions with consideration for business and user needs.
  • Ensures data governance is established and leveraged consistently throughout HR and in the broader organization as it relates to people data.
  • Creates community within the HRIS team, broader HR Operations function and HR as a whole; providing feedback and coaching to develop associates and foster career development.
  • Other essential tasks that are not listed may be requested by your supervisor.

Job Requirements
  • 10+ years HR experience with background in HRIS
  • Experience with Workday and integrating 3rd party solutions
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, additional years of experience considered in lieu of degree
  • Experience leading and building strong, collaborative teams
  • Strong technical acumen and knowledge of HR systems and technologies
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills (both written and oral)

To learn more about this role, listen to our Express Talks Talent interview with HR VP Jon Becknell and consider joining our Express community. Express Talks Talent: Director HRIS


An equal opportunity employer, Express, Inc. does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express, Inc. only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express, Inc. will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.